If you’ve been for an in-person healing session recently, or have seen the latest services offered on the IHUK website, you will have noticed that I am increasingly incorporating card reading into my healing sessions and I wanted to talk about the way I work with Tarot (and Oracle) cards. There are as many ways to read cards as there are Tarot Readers. Some Readers are happy to answer any type of question about any topic, while others prefer to take a more selective approach. I fall into the latter category, and this short post aims to explain why.
As you know, my business is called Intentional Healing UK and the use of ‘intentional’ is, well, intentional. It sums up the way I aim to deliver all of my services, whether that’s healing, card reading, events, or anything else. I like to be really clear about my own intentions and to ensure they align with those of my clients. In this way, things run smoothly, and we all know what to expect.
When I composed a ‘Mission Statement’ recently, I realised that all of my work could be summarised by two things. Firstly, I aim to help remove blocks to healing. Secondly, I want to help you find the balance and awareness you need to create the life you want. This extends to the way I use Tarot/Oracle cards and the questions I ask of what I believe to be a sacred tool which helps connect my awareness with the Source of Universal Consciousness. (Big statement, maybe we’ll come back to that another time!)
Let me give you a practical example. I don’t like answering things like “Does X love me?” or “Will I get the job?” because I really don’t think those questions are terribly helpful. X might love you... enough to smother you and stifle your self-expression, or you might get the job... but hate it. So a simple yes (or no) might be the answer you think you want, but it’s not the most helpful in the long run. It certainly won’t help you to remove any blocks that you might have around love/relationships or work/abundance and which indicate healing is available to you. These yes/no answers do nothing to help you find the balance or awareness you need to create the life you want.
So let’s consider what you might ask instead and how the wording your question in certain ways can leave space for answers you may not know you need.
“What are the main lessons that I can learn from my relationship with X?”
“What aspects of this relationship are offering opportunities to heal and find greater balance in my life?”
“What should I be aware of in order to create a loving and fulfilling relationship?”
“Where might this relationship be (or become) out of balance?”
“Are there things I’m not seeing about myself which might be impacting on my relationship with X?”
“What will be the likely outcome of taking this job?”
“What opportunities for growth could this job bring me?” combined with “What opportunities for growth might be present for me if I do not get this job?”
“What should I be aware of, for my highest good, if I am to take this job?”
“How could this job help me to create the life I want?”
“What aspects of this job might not support healthy balance in my life?”
“What am I not yet seeing which might be affecting my relationship/career in an adverse way?”
“What can I do to bring myself into alignment with my relationship/career goals?”
I consider questions like this to be a better use of the opportunity to ask for guidance. They all leave space for things you might not yet be aware of, although in my experience people usually DO have an awareness on some level and the cards serve to confirm or consolidate their gut feelings.
Anyway, this is a topic I love and one that I could go on and on about. If you're interested in reading more about card reading, I have a dedicated Facebook page,Instagram account and website which you can find by searching 'The Curious Cardslinger'. I post free collective readings most weeks, and on my Facebook page, I also offer free one-card readings each month, be sure to follow the page to see those posts.
If you'd like to try a healing session which incorporates card reading, a special 1.5 hour session is now available. We start by looking at any situations or aspects of your life that you feel might be ready for healing, or that require greater balance and awareness, and then move onto a full Reiki session. Find details and book online here.